Smriti Irani on Monday took charge as the Union Women and Child Development Minister and vowed to fulfill her commitment towards empowering women and creating a better tomorrow for children. Also Read - Don't Think Gandhi Family Will Take Action Against Kamal Nath for ‘Item’ Remark: Smriti Irani
She was welcomed by senior officials of the ministry and Minister of State in the WCD Ministry Debashree Chaudhuri. Also Read - Hathras Case: 'Only Politics, Not For Justice', Smriti Irani on Rahul's Visit to Victim's Village
Soon after assuming charge, Irani held a meeting with all senior officials of the ministry. Also Read - India Attaches Highest Priority to Ensuring Gender Parity in All Spheres of Life: Smriti Irani at UNGA
“Grateful to PM Narendra Modi for reposing his faith and giving me an opportunity to contribute to the well-being of children & foster Women-led Development. We will continue to fulfill our commitment towards empowering women and creating a better tomorrow for our children(sic),” she said in a tweet soon after assuming charge and posted pictures of her meeting the officials.
The Amethi MP has retained the charge of Textiles Ministry, a portfolio she held during the first term of the Narendra Modi government.
She had met her predecessor Maneka Gandhi on Saturday to discuss important issues in the ministry and the way forward in tackling them.
Irani emerged as a ‘giant slayer’ after defeating Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi.